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Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

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Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
+44 1298 814099
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Lovely day out

This is lovely for all involved. Small car park though. Cafe ok, good for our small toddler with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Beverley N
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Great place for kids who can walk

My kids and I spent a couple of hours here last weekend and we all loved it. All the otters were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claire J
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The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes, pine marten and the elusive, endangered Scottish Wildcat etc. Truly a ‘Hidden Gem in a Hidden Valley”.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
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+44 1298 814099

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Reviewed yesterday

This is lovely for all involved. Small car park though. Cafe ok, good for our small toddler with books and few toys can sit in or out cafe. Walk past deer, head to enclosures for first feeding time. Tried find number 18, webt passed itm...More

Thank Beverley N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My kids and I spent a couple of hours here last weekend and we all loved it. All the otters were out and most of the owls, the polecats were having their cage cleaned out and it was a lot of fun watching them jump...More

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free roaming deer.otters,Scottish wild cats.owls .red fox and the star of the show the pine martens absolutely lovely,well worth a visit and a cafe on site as well

Thank Adrian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife love wildlife. We loved chestnut centre for its rustic look, no concrete like you find in a typical zoo.The animals seem to be happy and stimulated in as much a natural environment as possible. The staff are friendly and seem passionate...More

Thank r0ughyed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited here twice in recent years. Car parking is limited and on a slope in the overspill section. There is a long walk down to the valley where the animals are located. Gift shop / coffee shop at the entrance. Food is bland and...More

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on a very large estate with free roaming deer which was lovey to walk through. Quite a few owls to see and although I had seen majority before (at other parks) there were 2 which were quite unique so that was nice - all...More

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spread out over a large area, you walk down a path through a deer meadow to where the cages are in woodland. Paths can be slippy and there are numerous steps. The owls are uniformly asleep but the otters are entertaining, particularly the three giant...More

Thank tjsussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit, to see the deer, otters, owls and loads of other animals. Mainly built on the side of a valley, downhill to see the animals and back up again to the Visitor Centre with cafe, shop and toilets.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a warm sunny day with 2 grandchildren (6 and 3) who thoroughly enjoyed it. The Centre is located in a beautiful valley in the Peak District, and a small map is provided to guide you around the trail, showing where different species are...More

Thank GeoffTurner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a group of three we went on a sunny day to the otter sanctuary, the cafe is very cheap only costing us around £8 for three pots of tea, two scones with jam and butter and a GLUTEN FREE blueberry muffin. After our morning...More

Thank Scottington
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sjenkins82
27 August 2017|
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Response from wildlifepark235 | Property representative |
By definition we are in the Peak District therefore hilly . the majority of visitors manage a buggy but there are steps and uneven paths - we are not the Trafford Centre . A sense of humour helps.
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sjenkins82
27 August 2017|
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Response from Jessie M | Reviewed this property |
Some of it - i would avoid taking a pram, some areas where only accessible by steps, many families carrying prams up the stairs!
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Hannah B
17 June 2017|
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Response from Marie-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
They have a very strict no dog policy. I suppose it's understandable as wildlife are running free i this wildlife conservation venue.
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